A Finnish Frame of Mind


Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Niko Luoma
07.11.2013 > 21.12.2013

In 2009, we organized a solo show of the Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. For his second exhibition at the gallery, we propose a « Finnish duo », comparing Minkkinen’s black and white self-portraits to his Finnish colleague Niko Luoma’s abstract compositions.

Niko Luoma produces one of the most unusual works in contemporary Finnish photography. Expanding the boundaries of the photographic process, he uses light as a raw material.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, for his part, is one of the great masters of Finnish photography with more than forty years of self-portrait work as a major retrospective of his photographs at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles this past summer showed.

Both artists are certain on one point : it is about pure photography; what the lens sees is what the photograph becomes. Nothing more. No tricks.